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Reading manga and playing video games is a lot of fun, especially in their original Japanese forms. However, struggling through sentences and looking up words in the dictionary can make reading feel like a chore. If you have ever felt like this, I might be able to help.

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How our Readers Work

1. Get the game or manga in its original Japanese form and our Readers

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Let's say you encounter game text like the following

2. Get help understanding each word as it is used in the game text

Here we are only showing word definitions. Our Readers include example sentences, grammar explanations, flash cards, bonus content and more!

Word Definition in Japanese Word Translation
かい World
え て Disappear
〜から Since
かん が た っ た Passed
なか Society
かな し み Sadness
わた Spread around
ひと People/Used when describing big crowd of people
こん らん Confusion
ぜつ ぼう Depression
ま れ て い っ た Take over
そんなとき(Set Phrase) When it is happening
あらわ れ た Showed up
という Say that
ぼう Hope
もど Get back
ために
かく Various regions
たび Travel
〜し To do
しん そう Truth
〜が
〜を
さが て る To find out
ちゅう During
おも い も よ ら な い unexpected
しん そう Truth
なる Become
はた た し て Sure enough
かい World
もど Get back

3. Review and verify your understanding with reading comprehension questions

Questions in Japanese

  1. ラ ー メ ン の な い かい は ど う な っ た ?
  2. ア キ ラ は なんたび を し て い る ?
  3. たび ちゅうなに こ っ た ?

Questions Translation

  1. What happened to the world without Ramen?
  2. What Akira traveling for?
  3. What happened during his trip?

4. Make friends and discuss with fellow students who share the same learning path as you

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Ask questions and discuss games and manga!

  • Practice your Japanese
  • Share resources
  • Hold each other accountable

5. Optionally get coached by a teacher who will keep you accountable and answers your questions

Get individual attention and support from a Japanese teacher

  • Get answers to your questions
  • Accountability from Sensei
  • Extra motivation!
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Our Readers

Stepping stones to mastery for those who have obtained some degree of fluency with the content of Genki I and II or similar.

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Chrono Trigger

This Reader guides you through playing this classic JRPG in its original Japanese form. The Reader will provide you with a custom built dictionary, grammar explanations, reading comprehension questions and more!

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Old fashioned clock in the street

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Dragon Ball

This Reader guides you through enjoying the timeless classic manga that changed anime forever, in its original Japanese form. The Reader will provide you with a custom built dictionary, grammar explanations, reading comprehension questions and more!

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